After a haitus of four years, Bacolod City once again celebrates its signature dish, the chicken inasal. Rebranded from Manokan Country Inasal Festival, the Bacolod Chicken Inasal Festival brings together vendors-restaurants in designated spots for food, music and entertainment from May 26 to 28.
The most popular convergence of inasal vendors are found at the Manokan Country, right across SM City Bacolod. With hundreds of locals and visitors already making inasal hotspot the place to dine every day, the Festival itself is expected to draw in even bigger flocks of diners, all eager to get their fill of the city’s famous grilled chicken.
For your ultimate Chicken Inasal Festival experience, check out these aweSM events at SM City Bacolod and Manokan Country!
Enjoy food feasts, desserts, music all day, everyday
Hello, pecho, paa, pakpak, isol, atay, and more! There’s always something delicious to eat and drink at the Bacolod Best Food, Dessert and Music Fest! The vibe is fun, the chicken inasal is a-plenty, and local delicacies and pasalubong will satisfy your sweet cravings. SM Transport Hub and Manokan Grounds, May 26 to 28.
The longest line for delicious delicacies
Desserts, you say? But, of course! Your Bacolod experience should include not only chicken inasal, but its equally famous piaya. Hey, guess what, piaya is also cooked off a grill! Merzci, a top local pasalubong producer, takes the helm at the piaya station where you can catch some piaya flipping in action. Even better, fall in line for some hot-off-the-grill piaya and savor the oozing sweetness of this muscovado-filled snack. Come make it the longest line for piaya! SM Transport Hub, May 26, 12NN.
Challenge accepted! Insasal cook-off competition
It’s a hot battle at the grills! Grillers from different barangays will face it off at the Cook-Off Competition for a chance for their chicken inasal recipe to be recognized as the best. Cheer them on! Experience the vibe of smoky, aroma-filled air and grills laden with inasal, lots of it. Manokan Country, May 27, 4PM.
Celebrate the best on inasal at the awards night
Mayor Albee Benitez, Councilor Celia Flor, and Bacolod City officials will honor the city’s entrepreneurs and award winners at the various competitions at the Chicken Inasal Awards Night. It is a celebration for the people of Bacolod, who have been instrumental in pushing chicken inasal as the best grilled chicken in the country and a top dish of the world. SM City Bacolod Main Atrium, May 27, 5PM.
Vote and share your favorite vlog
TakeMeToManokanCountryAtSMCityBacolod is the byword at this Bacolod Chicken Inasal Festival! Vloggers hit their digital spaces with stories of their foodie experiences with chicken inasal at SM City Bacolod’s tenants and at the famous Manokan Country. Like, heart, share, engage and help your favorite vlogger take the top spot. Prizes up for grabs are SM Gift Certificates: Champion, P30,000; first runner up, P20,000; and, second runner up, P10,000. That’s worth a lot of chicken inasal more to feast on!
SMAC it and get 10% off on great finds
What’s a festival without a sale? The SM Store’s SMAC Sale is a much-awaited event, too! Major discounts abound on many great finds at the store that has it all. But wait, there’s more! With your SM Advantage Card (SMAC), get 10% extra. How’s that for a festival? SMAC Sale, May 26 to 31.
Whether you are just visiting the City of Smiles or a true-blue Bacolodnon, enjoy the festivities best at the city’s ultimate destination: SM City Bacolod and Manokan Country. Kaon ‘ta inasal!